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Westport legal eagles on the map as second district judge appointed

Messages of congratulations have been pouring in to Westport solicitor Patrick Durcan this week following his nomination by Castlebar Taoiseach Enda Kenny as a district court judge. The former Fine Gael Senator, Mayo County Councillor and party activist who runs a practice in James Street, Westport, was appointed a district judge by announcement of the Taoiseach’s department on Tuesday evening last.

Westport legal eagles on the map as second district judge appointed

Messages of congratulations have been pouring in to Westport solicitor Patrick Durcan this week following his nomination by Castlebar Taoiseach Enda Kenny as a district court judge. The former Fine Gael Senator, Mayo County Councillor and party activist who runs a practice in James Street, Westport, was appointed a district judge by announcement of the Taoiseach’s department on Tuesday evening last.

Citizenship applicants need a special court - says judge

Judge Seamus Hughes has questioned whether Mullingar needs a special naturalisation court to cope with the large number of applications there.

Athlone and Mullingar finally get new judge

After a 10-month wait the Department of Justice have finally formally replaced the venerable Judge John Neilan, when Judge Seamus Hughes took to the bench in Athlone District Court on Wednesday (March 9). He had already sat in Longford on Tuesday and completed his initiation in Court District No9 on Thursday when he introduced himself to Mullingar.

Cider mugger prefers jail to compensation payment

A man convicted of stealing another man’s wallet after threatening him with a can of unopened cider, was jailed this week (November 3) for eight months after he failed to provide the €900 in compensation he was told earlier this year was the only thing that would save him from a prison sentence.

Supreme Court to decide on two-year Brawney eviction battle

After four visits to the District Court, three to the High Court, and with legal bills approaching €75,000, Athlone Town Council will find out next Friday (October 15) in the Supreme Court whether its eviction of Christine Quinn (36), formerly of 27, Brawney Square, Athlone for anti-social behaviour, will be ultimately upheld.

Feuding neighbour told to behave

A 73-year-old man has been ordered to behave himself for two years following the conclusion of a long running dispute with his neighbours.

Tributes paid to Judge Neilan

After his surprise retirement last week, the 28-year career of the honourable and outspoken Judge John Neilan was given its due tribute in court this week (June 2) by his first stand-in, Judge Denis McLoughlin.

Neilan sets precedent for pistol licences in Mullingar

Judge John Neilan has set the precedent for the licensing of pistols in the Mullingar District after the first test cases in the area under new legislation.

Enjoy Life this weekend

The Life Festival to be held in Belvedere House in June has gotten the go ahead from the District Court after Judge John Neilan granted the organizers the occasional licence for the event.

 

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